|LUCINDA EVALINE HAWK DAVIS
|This is a newspaper picture scanned by Nora Kelly but my father had a framed copy of the same photo
Lucinda was my father's maternal grandmother. She was almost 101 years old when she died. A five-generation picture
was taken that included Lucinda as the first generation and my sister Rozalee as the fifth. Unfortunately, that photograph
has been lost.
Lucinda's granddaughter has set a new longevity record
for the family. Her obituary is shown here, as published in the Seminole Producer.
Funeral services for Wewokas oldest citizen, 102 year old Rena Moreland, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31,
2002, at Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church, Wewoka. Reverends Larry Jones and Dwight Gonzales will officiate the services.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka. A lady whose life
spanned three centuries and whose direct descendants number 134, passed over to meet her Lord while a resident of Elmwood
Nursing Center, Wewoka, on Sunday, July 28, 2002, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and friends. She was born Nov.
16, 1899 in Fayetteville, Ark. to Marion Franklin Frank Haning and Cleopatra Annie Bolyne Davis Haning. Her family came in
a covered wagon to Indian Territory in 1902 and settled in the Wewoka area. Her parents were Charter Members of Mission Home
Missionary Baptist Church north of Wewoka, where she was baptized at the age of 9 and remained a lifelong mem- ber. She attended
Sams School and married J.W. Bill Moreland in 1916. They lived here most of their married life with time spent in Kansas and
California during the Depression and Dust Bowl years. She and her husband raised their eight children and ran a farm and cattle
business, which she continued to operate following Bills death in 1966. Her family fondly remembers her driving the cattle
truck during round-up; her delicious home-cooked meals; her love of travel; her beautiful poetry; and her care and concern
for others, whether family or not. She is survived by seven of her eight children, Jane and Clifton Houser, Wewoka, Lorene
and Joe Romano, Missouri City, Texas, Marion and Jack Cain, Wilson, James and Betty Moreland, Abbeville, La., Leeta and Jay
Drewry, Lafayette, La., Jackie and Patsy Moreland, Seminole, and Nelda Jo Martin, Sand Springs; 22 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren;
50 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; one
daughter, Gussie Coleen at age 2 ½; her parents; and all of her siblings, A.A. Haning, W.J. Haning, Evie Brooks, Ollie Brooks,
Cleo Malone, Opal Williams, and Lottie Nance. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
"I'll take you up in an airplane on your 100th birthday," one of Lucinda Davis's sons said.
In the year 1935, that was an exciting prospect, so Lucinda was looking forward to the experience. But when the big day
came, she was not taken for an airplane ride. Family members, worried that Lucinda's heart could not take the combination
of excitement and high altitude, decided she should not be taken up in an airplane. This story, like many family legends,
has grown through the years. Some have said that Lucinda just "lay down and died" on her 100th birthday because
of her great disappointment. In fact, she lived almost another year.
|ANOTHER FINE PORTRAIT OF LUCINDA
|THE BACK OF THIS IS A POSTCARD
|Lucinda's 90th birthday
|All of Lucinda's children who were still living at the time are included in this photograph.
Thanks to Larry Altman for the above photograph of Grandma Davis with her family. Left to right are Benjamin
Franklin Davis, Jim O. Davis, Lucinda Hawk Davis, Bill Davis, Albertine Davis Wilson, John Davis, Annie Davis Haning, Abe
Davis, Mary Davis Haning, and Drucilla Davis Keith.
This is a picture of Drucilla Arrenia Haning Moreland, whose obituary is shown here. She was my great-aunt.
Aunt Rena is the way the name is written but we really called her, "Aunt Ree-nie." Aunt Rena is shown here comfortably
seated in the home that she had filled with antiques. She was 93 years old in this picture.